Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)
Screening of adulterants in herbal formulations for forensic considerations
Author(s): Bhawana Khare, Munish Kumar Mishra and Lav Kesharwani
Abstract: Herbal products are becoming very popular in these days due to its lesser side effect, and ease in availability people are moving towards these products. These herbal formulations which are available in the market without a prescription and manufacturers claim them as purely herbal, may contain synthetic substances in concentrations far above the therapeutic range and may result in severe side effects or potentially fatal interactions with conventional drugs. Therefore, stronger regulations are required to control the quality of these herbal preparations, including labeling rules, licensing, and quality assurance mechanisms verify ingredients. This paper aims to review literatures related to the adulteration present in herbal drugs, different methods of their analysis and suggestions related to safety, efficacy and improvement in the quality of herbal drugs.
How to cite this article:
Bhawana Khare, Munish Kumar Mishra, Lav Kesharwani. Screening of adulterants in herbal formulations for forensic considerations. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2):532-536.